Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 2,094
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 3,601
First Seen: January 23, 2014
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

BitMefender is a rogue security program that is used to carry off money from computer users. BitMefender is marketed as a way to protect your computer from threats. However, BitMefender is a form of threat itself. Depending on the severity of the BitMefender infection, this rogue security program could also be rated as a Potentially Unwanted Program. There are several reasons why you should remove BitMefender at once from your computer, which may include the following:

  • BitMefender is not what BitMefender seems. BitMefender is marketed as a performance enhancer and security application. However, in every case BitMefender may actually expose your computer to potentially unsafe content and severely affect its performance.
  • BitMefender may cause a computer system to become nearly unusable, causing the appearance of numerous irritating pop-up messages, windows and various problems on the affected computer's Web browser.
  • BitMefender has been associated with numerous types of PUPs, including browser hijackers, adware and spyware. These are respectively designed to take over your Web browser and hijack it, expose your Web browser to advertisements of various kinds, and spy on your online activity and computer system settings for market research or to carry out other harmful actions.
  • BitMefender claims that BitMefender is the 'trial version' of a security program. Whenever you try to use BitMefender to fix a supposed threat infection, BitMefender will claim that you need to pay for the expensive 'full version' of BitMefender. However, malware researchers have noted that BitMefender's 'full version' is equally useless and associated with unwanted symptoms.

Ignoring BitMefender’s Messages and Removing It for Good

Security experts vigorously counsel computer users to disregard all messages and instructions from BitMefender or associated software. These are always designed to trick you into wasting your money and exposing your computer to unwanted content. Instead, steps should be taken to uninstall BitMefender immediately. You can usually remove BitMefender with the support of a dependable anti-malware defense that is fully up-to-date. However, it may be necessary to remove manually various unwanted changes that BitMefender makes to your computer and Web browser's settings.

File System Details

BitMefender may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
2. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
3. %AllUsersProfile%\Application
4. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\BitMefender\Uninstall BitMefender.lnk
5. Data\~%AllUsersProfile%\Application
6. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\BitMefender\BitMefender.lnk
7. Data\~r
8. %UserProfile%\Desktop\BitMefender.lnk

Registry Details

BitMefender may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe


The following messages associated with BitMefender were found:

"Warning! Running Trial version
The security of your computer has been compromised!
Now running trial version of the software!
Click here to purchase the full version of the software and get full protection for your PC!
“System Security Alert"
Vulnerabilities found
Background scan for security breaches has been finished. Serious problems have been detected. Safeguard your system against exploits and malware right now by activating antivirus tool.
Suspicious activity is detected on your computer.
Please activate antivirus software for details.


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